Lunch & Learn - Highlights from the Archives: Maxey Liberator Collection
|Location||Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum|
|Date||Thu, Sep 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm|
This is an in-person program.
Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the program.
Near the end of World War II, Allied troops were quickly advancing across Europe. On April 29, 1945, the U.S. Army came across Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany and liberated approximately 32,000 prisoners, offering them supplies and medical care. Texas native Private First Class Henry Lee Maxey, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division, was among the liberators. He returned to the U.S. in December 1945 and was honorably discharged at Camp Fannin.
Join Felicia Williamson, Director of Library and Archives, to learn more about Henry Lee Maxey through selected artifacts from the Maxey Liberator Collection in the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s archives, including a 42nd Infantry Division Campaign Map, Service Record Book, U.S. Army Combat Medical Badge, and Bronze Star medal.
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